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Lotus Elise Sport 135

(2002 model)

Brief specs of 2002 Lotus Elise Sport 135

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1796 cm3 / 109.6 cu in / 109.6 cu in, 99.2 kW / 133.0 hp / 133.0 hp @ 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm, 175.0 N·m / 129.1 lb·ft / 129.1 lb·ft @ 4850 rpm / 4850 rpm / 4850 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 208 km/h / 129 mph / 129 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from2002
ModelElise Sport 135Issued until
SerieEliseNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLotusCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3950 l / 139.49 cu ft / 139.49 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3785 mm / 149.0 in / 149.0 inTotal (curb) weight756 kg / 1667 lb / 1667 lb
Width1719 mm / 67.7 in / 67.7 inDry weight
Height1143 mm / 45.0 in / 45.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2300 mm / 90.6 in / 90.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1457 mm / 57.4 in / 57.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1503 mm / 59.2 in / 59.2 inWeight distribution (front)38.0 % / 38.0 % / 38.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity38 l / 8.4 UK gal / 10.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.67 m2 / 18.0 sq ft / 18.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerRoverValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke89.3 mm / 3.52 in / 3.52 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.9
Fuel supplyEFiEngine displacement1796 cm3 / 109.6 cu in / 109.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity449.00 cm3/cylinder / 27.400 cu in/cylinder / 27.400 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power99.2 kW / 133.0 hp / 133.0 hp at 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque175.0 N·m / 129.1 lb·ft / 129.1 lb·ft at 4850 rpm / 4850 rpm / 4850 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)55.8 kW / 74.9 hp / 74.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output55.2 kW/l / 1.214 bhp/cu in / 1.214 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque97.4 N·m/l / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.85
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.2

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed208 km/h / 129 mph / 129 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio175.9 kW/ton / 133.3 bhp/ton / 133.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h5.40 s / 5.40 s / 5.40 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)14.90 s / 14.90 s / 14.90 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationmiddleEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs
Wheels front5.5 x 16Wheels rear7.5 x 17
Tyres frontBridgestone 175/55 R 16 VTyres rearBridgestone 225/45 R 16 V
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front282 mm / 11.1 in / 11.1 inBrake diameter rear282 mm / 11.1 in / 11.1 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lotus Elise Sport 135

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